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January 11, 2016

Studies of embryonic heart valves may prevent congenital defects in newborns

Biomedical engineers at Cornell University have discovered key triggers that drive normal heart development. The studies revealed that specific mechanical stresses activated the growth factors responsible for proper heart valve formation. The mechanical triggers could potentially override developmental miscues and lead to proper valve formation. Read more at Cornell University News.